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‘From eyesores to eye-catchers': LA Times reports on interim use strategies for vacant sites

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Nathaniel Popper’s excellent article on interim use on vacant sites, which chronicles efforts across the US. (And mention of Rebar on p.3):

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/16/business/la-fi-stalled-construction-20101216

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February 24th, 2011 at 9:59 am

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Hayes Valley Farm named top 7 recycled architecture projects by Huffington Post

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The Hayes Valley Farm–a Rebar project created in collaboration with the SF Permaculture Guild and others–occupies an urban site where San Francisco’s Central Freeway once touched down. It’s been recognized alongside the High Line, the Tate Modernand Lima, Peru’s Ghost Train Park as among seven of the world’s best “recycled architecture” projects by the Huffington Post. Rebar has been busy finishing up the modular greenhouse, which is made from recycled scaffolding and water-filled highway barriers.

Written by Blaine

June 22nd, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Growing Power

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Awesome organization, founded by former pro-basketball player and MacArthur genius grant recipient Will Allen:

Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.  Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.

Info on the organization’s programs, including aquaculture and bees, http://www.growingpower.org/

Written by Blaine

June 22nd, 2010 at 4:05 pm